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DOCalendar Deadlines in January 2018


Check out our monthly service covering upcoming deadlines of events in the documentary sector. This monthly overview is based on our DOCalendar, a freely available online tool containing a vast collection of information about key industry events.

The documentary world offers a whole variety of different workshops, pitching sessions and other doc industry events but it's sometimes challenging to keep track of all the dates and submission deadlines. That's why we provide a regular overview of documentary events that have a deadline to meet in the coming weeks. This month's DOCalendar entries include deadlines for Docs in Thessaloniki, Hot Docs Forum, Global Short Docs Forum, RealYoung, dok.incubator, Whicker’s World Foundation - Funding Award and more. Stay updated with our overview of DOCalendar deadlines for January 2018!

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Docs in Thessaloniki 2018
Deadline: 05/01 - 2018. Event dates: March 2 – 6, 2018.

Docs in Thessaloniki is your cost effective fast track to the European and international documentary market, and through the new outreach program also an opportunity for you to find new ways of reaching your audiences. In Thessaloniki you will develop your project, network with colleagues and pitch to financiers in a relaxed and constructive atmosphere.
See details on Docs in Thessaloniki

Hot Docs Forum
Deadline: 08/01 - 2018. Event dates: May 1 - 2, 2018.

Taking place over two days, pre-selected international projects are presented to a round table of leading commissioning editors, film fund representatives, financiers, programming executives and delegates from around the globe.
See details on event Hot Docs Forum

GSDF - Global Short Docs Forum
Deadline: 09/02 - 2018. Event dates: May 15-18, 2018

Global Short Docs Forum (GSDF) is a new initiative nurturing filmmakers of documentary shorts and connecting them with digital platforms. GSDF will host 16 filmmakers, selected from a global call, to attend a 4-day residency at the Frontline Club in London. Filmmakers will benefit from invaluable pitching training, mentoring and masterclasses from industry experts and one-to-one meetings with decision makers.
See details on Global Short Docs Forum

RealYoung 2018
Deadline: 10/01 - 2018. Event dates: March 13-15, 2018

RealYoung is a 3-step program focusing on documentary stories for younger audiences. Here you will develop, present and network with the aim of bringing your next kids or youth documentary across borders to an international audience. RealYoung is an initiative where creators, funders, experts and publishers come together with the aim of developing great real life stories for kids or youth in a targeted and comprehensive programme.
See details on RealYoung 18

dok.incubator 2018
Deadline: 31/01 - 2018. Event dates: April 1 – September 30, 2018.

dok.incubator is a six–months mentorship programme focusing on the professional development of filmmakers and offering participants access to internationally experienced tutors for developing their films and testing new ideas in terms of storytelling. Eight teams, each consisting of a producer, director and editor will optimize the film's focus and storytelling, taking into account that there are always multiple ways of telling great stories. The sessions will provide a wider perspective and investigate the potential of films on the international market featuring concrete tools to effectively approach future audiences. Intensive editing, distribution and audience building will turn rough-cut projects into high-end films that attract worldwide interest.
See details on dok.incubator

Whicker’s World Foundation - Funding Award

Deadline: 31/01 - 2018. Event dates: -
Each year £80,000 will be awarded to a new director with the most promising pitch for an authored documentary which fulfils the core criteria of the foundation and can be completed for screening with this award.
The money will be paid in instalments to the director’s film company, enabling a project, which deserves to be realised, to reach as wide an audience as possible. A second award of £15,000 will be granted to contribute to a film fund for a runner-up.

See details on Whicker’s World Foundation

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